Fertility Preservation

A Reproductive Medince Associates of CT patient tells her story...

 

We are lucky enough to have had Laura share from her heart, in the hope of supporting you on your fertility journey.

A Fertility Treatment Success Story

My arduous journey to become a mom began in 2007. I recall sitting in the office of my first Reproductive Endocrinologist not knowing what to expect. She was so kind.  She was " my first ".  My first fertility doctor. After performing a laposcrapy and hysteroscopy, she told me I had a beautiful uterus.

Ahhh. Such hope.


Unfortunately, I had to leave her due to switching health insurance.  She was a bit concerned about my weight, but did not make it an issue to prevent me from doing any cycles. JUST GET ME PREGNANT!


Next stop on my journey was Reproductive Endocrinologist number two.

 

He was not interested in following up with what my first Reproductive Endocrinologist recommended. My hubby and I were so trusting and believed in him. The plan was to do IVF only.

 

Sorry, no baby.

 

He recommended doing another IVF as soon as possible. It was about 6 weeks later.  No change in protocol and further blood work . We trusted him.  The second call with results was from him. After telling me it was a negative, he said  "Have a good weekend ".

 

Really ?????


Thinking back now, he could have mentioned next steps or investigated my body some more.

 

I ran...I ran into the arms of RMACT. A friend of the family insisted I come. She has adorable twin boys with the help of RMACT.

 

As soon as I became a patient, thorough blood work was conducted. I found out I have a thyroid condition. I did some IUI cycles and 3 IVF cycles with two "almost successes".  My doctor recommended the two hour glucose test after a loss.

 

Really??

 

Heavy women get pregnant. Why would I have a glucose/insulin problem when I know of two personal cases of heavy women with no insulin problem having their babies?

 


So you mean to tell me I have a fertility problem, a thyroid problem, and now a possible insulin problem ? Deep down I knew something was wrong, but was in denial. I finally woke up a few months ago.  I am insulin resistant. I will beat this with the help of our amazing staff at RMACT.

 

Carolyn, ever so patient and compassionate became my life preserver.



Lisa, with her gentle voice, honesty, and who appreciates my humor, is teaching me to love my body.  I am WOMAN.



Dr. Leondires is my fertility guardian angel. He inspired me to finally see the light. He has not given up on my body, or on ME.

 

You are reading this.  Listen to your doctor. Listen to that tiny voice that may annoy you.  I did.


That is why I can honestly say....Trying to conceive is saving my life.


Topics: reproductive endocrinologist, Insulin Resistance, RMACT Team, Fertility Treatment

Lisa Rosenthal

Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.

Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.

Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.

Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.

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